Real Madrid vs Villarreal Prediction: La Liga Match on 16.07.2020
It only seems a matter of time before Real Madrid’s three-year wait for a La Liga title is over, as they need just two points to secure the title. They could achieve that success with a victory over Villarreal on Thursday.
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Real Madrid have been in excellent form since the season resumed, as they have won all nine games. There had been fears that their chance of winning the title was over after they were beaten by Real Betis before the break in play. However, Zinedine Zidane has been able to galvanise his team and they have been faultless over the past month. They have looked like a team on a mission, and it seems almost impossible to see them losing both remaining games as they have only lost three times all season in the league.
They had to overcome a slight scare in their last league game against Granada, as a Darwin Machis goal five minutes into the second half threatened to derail Real’s 100% record since the restart. However, they were able to get over the line after goals from Ferland Mendy and Karim Benzema in the first half. They will be fitting champions, and this could be their crowning moment.
Villarreal could be the perfect opponents for Real this week, as the visitors have very little to play for. They have already secured their place in the Europa League for next season. The only thing that they may be keen to achieve is a fifth place finish. Villarreal have played like a team that have achieved their goals for the season over the past couple of weeks as they have won just one of their previous three games. Their last match ended in defeat against Real Sociedad. Santi Cazorla scored a late consolation, but the damage was already done.
Real Madrid vs Villarreal Head To Head
Villarreal actually have a surprisingly decent record against Real Madrid, as they have only lost once against their illustrious rivals in the previous five matches. That defeat came in this fixture last season, as Real wrapped up a 3-2 success. Villarreal’s last win came in this fixture in the 2017-18 season. Meanwhile, the match earlier in the season ended 2-2.
Real Madrid vs Villarreal Prediction
Real Madrid will be keen to win the league title in Madrid, and Zidane’s side will be in high confidence going into this fixture. It’s hard to see past Madrid getting the three points to secure their 34th La Liga title.
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